Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Potty Wars and Crumble cake

Today has been one of those days.
After the sudden interest Edana has had in the potty, since her bestbud, Anaya is potty trained (yeah for her!) she has been talking about it and asking to sit on the potty.

So...I tried to encourage it. We bought the panties, juice, potty treats/stickers, and trainer diapers. After about 2 hours of constantly going to the bathroom, this is all to show for it...




It literally was the Potty Wars today. From Edana not understanding why mommy wouldn't give her a potty treat for going on the floor, to mommy sighing heavily as she watches her daughter scream demon-like when encouraged to try on her panties. How other mothers seem to do this seam-lessly, I will never know. So after much coaxing, screaming, crying, pushing, leaks, and tearing up the toilet paper, Edana had a nice nap, while mommy got her frustrations out by baking.

I will always be the first to admit it: I am NOT a baker. I love to bake. I love to create new ideas from recipes I read, but when I actually attempt it, nothing ever turns out the way I would hope.

Today's attempt: Lime Yogurt Cake with a lime sugar frosting.

To me it resembled a scrambled cake. Instead of cursing and tossing it in the trash, I essembled the cake on a plate, flourished it with frosting and lime zest and laughed. This cake definately sums up this sort of day.








It actually tasted really good, but it's frustrating when things don't turn out the way I thought they would...like our potty day.

At least I have a loving husband that will always be my guinea pig for these kind of days. He's even managed to get a happy Edana into big girl panties. My hero.

8 comments:

heidigoseek said...

how could that cake NOT taste delish?? i;m sure it was great. if not, then you're right. laugh about it...good luck with the potty:)

Red said...

oh jen. why wear panties. MAke her be naked. Then she'll definitely know when she goes ;-) There's no reason to fight! OH, and the baking.... I'm sure it was scrumptious.

Abby O! said...

I think the cake looks yummy...I'd eat it for sure! :) And as far as potty training goes, by the time it's my turn you'll be so wise and help me through it...right? Jen? Right? :D

The Eliason Family said...

I'm glad you were able to vent your frustrations out! Every cake you've made has tasted good to me! How cool that Edana is getting potty trained! She'll get it. You're doin good mama! I'm here if you make some more cake! :)

The Eliason Family said...

I'm glad you were able to vent your frustrations out! Every cake you've made has tasted good to me! How cool that Edana is getting potty trained! She'll get it. You're doin good mama! I'm here if you make some more cake! :)

Scanlon Family said...

Emma took threats and Allie took bribes. Good luck! BTW-the cake looks delish, and yes, you are so amazing you always one up me! :)

Janice said...

how fun are you guys!? we east coasters miss your family. we too are doing the potty thing - really trying to just finally get it DONE!

Ruth Worthington said...

Jen! I dont know about other moms, but I dont think seamlessly would at all describe my potty training :). You are not alone my friend. I actually quit all together, and the second time around was much better...I also had Jacob naked for a few days...he still tries to carry a towel around with him (hopefully I didnt scar him for life on that one, haha!) Your cake looks fabulous - you are so creative Jen, and I love how you can make something difficult into something to be fond of in the end. Again...you inspire me :) You are a great mom!